Advocating for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents: Implications for School Counselors

Pregnant and parenting adolescents who graduate from high school and receive their high school diploma can be equally successful as their peers who postponed childbearing until later. However, students who are raising children face many challenges that make high school completion very difficult. Pregnant and parenting adolescents face many obstacles such as the restrictions of attendance policies, lack of childcare, and limited support. In Minnesota, there are resources, such as Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting and Children‘s Home Society and Family Services are available for parenting adolescents. School counselors are able to support, advocate for and encourage pregnant and parenting adolescents to reach academic success and be self-sufficient parents

Kristin Leigh Solberg
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